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Swedes form probiotic partnership on 2 (+2) strains

Swedish probiotic leader Probi has licensed two strains from fellow Swedish firm Probac with dairy and functional food applications in mind.

Naturex calls on start-ups for ingredient innovation partnerships

Naturex is calling on innovative start-ups with fresh ideas on plant-based ingredients, green technologies and novel farming processes to collaborate with it thorugh Ingenium, its open innovation accelerator scheme.

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Cambridge Commodities wins British inspiration award

UK ingredients supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has been listed in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ which rewards small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

Yogurt is a suitable matrix to deliver vitamin K2, says study

Vitamin K2-enriched yogurt and soft gels are effective for booting levels of the vitamin, says a new study from The Netherlands.

BGG folds astaxanthin, future algal ingredient development into new subsidiary Algae Life Sciences

A new player has entered the astaxanthin market as Chinese ingredient supplier BGG has formed a subsidiary named Algae Life Sciences to market the carotenoid produced from a facility in...

For Frutarom, small is beautiful when looking at acquisition targets

In US basketball lingo they call it playing small ball. Frutarom, which supplies flavors, fragrances and dietary supplement ingredients, has grown to one of the world’s largest companies in the...

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52...

‘Brown fat’ wins pharma backers seeking food partners to beat drugs in battle of the bulge

France’s 3rd biggest drug company and a UK stem cell biotech firm have united to develop plant extracts that can promote bodily lipid-burning ‘brown fat’.

New patent on PMS to help Lipogen defend market position of its phospholipid formulations, CEO says

Lipogen, a pioneer of phosphatidylserine and phosphatidic acid for stress applications, is venturing into a new type of stress, helping women deal with symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The company announced...

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BGG opens Swiss office to serve growing European market

Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) has opened an office in Switzerland and taken on ex-Indena global marketing chief Christian Artaria to run the operation.

More astaxanthin capacity in market benefits ingredient's growth prospects, Algatech says

The sky is the limit for astaxanthin now that secure levels of supply are in the market, a group of journalists touring Israeli companies were told recently.

Organobalance buys back probiotic from Lonza

German firm Organobalance has reacquired the licence for the probiotic product Pylopass from Swiss company Lonza.

Positives despite 'expected' Arla 2015 revenue decline

Arla has delivered its 2015 results, noting a 3.3% decline in revenue, and announcing cost-cutting measures up to 2020, starting with $111.5m (€100m) in 2016.

FrieslandCampina Domo and Glycosyn partner for new infant nutrition ingredients

FrieslandCampina Domo and US-based Glycosyn are entering into a global partnership to develop new infant nutrition ingredients.

Garden of Life to reformulate product after Salmonella outbreak

Garden of Life has identified the likely source of Salmonella contamination and said it will remove the ingredient from future batches of the product.

NBTY Q1: Strong brand performance offsets contract manufacturing exit

Supplement giant NBTY has reported strong sales for many of its flagship brands it its Q1 earnings, and its CEO has dismissed media reports that it will sell its Holland...

Study supports shelf stability of Sabinsa’s probiotic for functional foods

Sabinsa’s Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 is shelf stable during processing and storage of functional foods, says a new study from the company.

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NMR test method could revolutionize verification of omega-3 oils

Transparency in the supply chain rests on reliable tests to verify the provenance of ingredients, but proving beyond doubt where an oil came from has been a problem in the...

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BASF hikes vitamin A prices by 20%

German chemical giant BASF has announced it will increase vitamin A prices by 20% globally.

Arla to cut 500 jobs in efficiency plan

Arla Foods is planning to cut 500 jobs across its business, as part of structural changes designed to make the business more energy efficient and globally focused.

Garden of Life implicated as 11 sickened by Salmonella

An outbreak of Salmonella which has sickened 11 people in nine US states has been linked to products made by Garden of Life.

IPA challenges article's assertion that science behind probiotics is 'shaky'

A recent online article that labeled the science backing probiotics as “shaky” was criticized by the International Proibiotics Association as lacking context and a basic understanding of the industry and...

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GEA to equip new Danone production plant

GEA has received a major order from Danone to equip a new state-of-the-art facility for its international Early Life Nutrition brands with several production lines.

DSM offers digestive health advice

A collection of scientific studies, applications expertise, regulatory knowledge and consumer insights concerning digestive health has been launched by DSM Nutritional Products.

Chitosan may help weight management: Human data

Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.